Ladybridge Farm: Fieldwalking (Site Code lbf07 Intervention 02)
Fieldwalking started on Monday 2nd April on the southern half of Ladybridge Farm, and was completed on Friday 20th April. The northern half of the field remains to be walked, and a full report will be released once this has been completed.
An interim report for the first phase has now been released (available as a web page or pdf document), and a number of further documents/pages relating to the work are available via the links at the top of this page.
A total of 1,750 artefacts were recovered and three-dimensionally located. The vast majority of these artefacts proved to be of post-medieval or modern date, but an assemblage of 259 lithic artefacts (233 flint, 26 chert) was also collected. This lithic material appears to be confined to the higher areas of the site, predominantly the southwest corner. The post medieval and modern material is distributed widely across the site, suggesting its introduction through manuring.
The distribution of all finds to date is illustrated at the right of this